Maria Veronica Rives is an attorney, wife and mother. Mrs. Rives has a background in Political Science and Psychology, receiving a Bachelors in Science from Florida International University. Mrs. Rives later graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Juris Doctor Degree from St. Thomas University School of Law. She now sits on her Alma Mater’s Law School Advisory Board. Maria Veronica Rives is the owner/president of Maria Veronica Rives, P.A., a law firm established in 2003. During the past 10 years, Mrs. Rives has practiced Real Estate law and is a Title Insurance Agent. Mrs. Rives worked for Academica Corporation, a charter school management company from 2000-2003, as in-house counsel, where she gained extensive experience in the management of not-for-profit (591)(c)(3) companies, which operate various public charter schools, throughout the country. She has experience in grant writing and employee contracts.